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Theatrical Design Assistant

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College

Amherst Campus
Amherst Staff
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Full time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Theatrical Design Assistant position. The Theatrical Design Assistant is a full-time, one-year term position. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Theater and Dance Department Theatrical Design Assistant is a recent graduate who has studied and expressed an interest in developing their skills in one or more areas of design for the theater including Scenic, Lighting, Sound, and Costume Design. The Theatrical Design Assistant works closely with the Director of Theatrical Production as well as the Production Staff to develop and execute work that is presented as part of the academic production season.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Production Staff in the execution of design elements required for the successful presentation of the academic production season. This includes, but is not limited to, work in areas of scenic carpentry, theatrical lighting, sound, video, costuming, and upkeep of the theater facilities.
  • Create original design work related to upcoming productions
  • Support and mentor a diverse set of current Theater and Dance students in the development of their artistic work related to the academic production season.

  • BA In Theater from Amherst College or one of the Five Colleges, or equivalent training
  • Theater design training
  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A commitment to collaborating within a diverse community and to contributing to an intentionally inclusive culture
  • Frequent work outside college operating hours

  • Design background developed through involvement with the Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance design curriculum.
  • 1-2 designs actualized through involvement with the Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance design curriculum.

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents before you click Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 2021-05-15 Expires: 2021-06-15
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